Research Assistant/Associate (Climate Change and Mitigation Modelling)


The Research Assistant/Associate position is on a contractual basis for a European Union funded project on Climate Change and Mitigation Modelling.

The selected candidate will get the opportunity to pursue research in our internationally recognised centre, with state-of-the-art facilities, and a team of graduate students, faculty, and full-time researchers pursuing top-quality research in the areas of agricultural robotics, systems analysis, hydrometeorology, earth systems science and coupled human-water systems. 

Project Description

COMMITTED is an international project funded by the European Commission’s Directorate on Climate (DG CLIMA) and aims to enhance sharing of good practices on greenhouse gas emissions modelling between EU and Asian countries. The overall objective of COMMITTED is to reinforce global climate change mitigation efforts by supporting the work of Asian researchers and experts on national and sectoral greenhouse gas emissions modelling.  As a part of this project, a national level energy model will be developed using the MESSAGEix framework that will help in designing low-emission scenarios for Pakistan.Research Areas:  Energy supply systems, Integrated assessment modeling, Optimization, Sustainability science, Climate change mitigation, GHG emissions, Climate transitions, National-level policies, Socio-economic implications. 


BS and/or MS in the disciplines of engineering or science with experience in programming (Python, MATLAB, or R), numerical algorithms, modelling of engineering or natural systems, data collection, and a passion for sustainability issues in water, agriculture, energy, and technology adoption. 

Additional Information

  • Working schedule: Standard 40 hours per week.
  • Location: WIT premises, LUMS campus. 
  • Travel: Occasional 


Please apply by sending the following documents to with the subject line ‘Application for RA – COMMITTED.’  

  • Cover letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Detailed CV.
  • Academic Transcripts of all University Qualifications.
  • BS/MS Thesis